The laziest blogger tries to return one last time. I’ve run out of excuses, so I guess I have to start writing this every day. That is not a promise though, but I do try to do this somewhat frequently until the end of of the year. I know you’ve red this all before and I can’t see a reason why anyone would believe that (me included). I suck, but there’s so many 2017 albums and songs that don’t suck and therefore I want to write even a few quick words about most of them. In my current three week work cycle, two weeks are quite ok and should leave a little time for the blog. One is awful though, because waking up at 4am is not my thing and I just try to survive that week and won’t have any energy left for anything else. Doing the blog every 2 out of 3 weeks would still be a major improvement.
I already briefly previewed the new Anna Tivel album Small Believer, but a revisit is in order, because a) it’s out now on the always magnificent Fluff and Gravy label b) it’s one of the albums that I’ve loved the most during the last few months. Anna Tivel is a songwriter from Portland, Oregon and she writes stunning lyric-driven folk songs. The new album Small Believer is her finest so far. The dark beautifully told stories hit me hard, but also somehow still convince me that even the longest night will eventually lead to daylight. The cover art has been on that right column for a couple months and I don’t know when I have the heart to take it out, because I hold these songs very dear. This is Saturday Night from the new and amazing Anna Tivel album.